Quick Start


Choose Your Objective Recommendation Est Price for 1 unit
Low cost, 10 minutes to start, Arduino compatible WisNode-LoRa. Quick Start or Buy Now $26
Arduino-based and connect basic sensors Adafruit Feather M0. Requires a bit of soldering and some tinkering. Find out more or Buy Now (from Nicegear) $62
MicroPython programmable module with LoRa, BLE, WiFi LoPy. Requires some knowledge of Python or experience with programming using IDEs. Quick Start or Find out more about dev kit or Buy Now $107
Use a standard tool chain (mbed) to build an end node STM32 Nucleo pack P-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 (Cortex M0 and Semtech SX1272). Find out more or buy from STMicroelectronics. ~$101
Put in battery and see LoRaWAN in action immediately Off-the-shelf, pre-configured sensors. Find out more From $150


Using KotahiNet’s Network

See Network Coverage, Band Plan, and Sending Data. Also check out the free connection offer.


Building Nodes/Devices to Connect to KotahiNet

There are two basic options- either run the LoRaWAN (network) stack on the MCU or on the LoRa module. Increasingly, people are preferring the former but both options are available.


The advantages of this option is using a single MCU to run both the LoRaWAN stack and custom application firmware.

Arduino using a LoRaWAN modem or LoRa transceiver like the Semtech’s SX127x range and those that use it, such as NiceRF and the inAir9B.

STM32 Nucleo pack for LoRa and certified embedded software solution (I-CUBE-LRWAN) provides the means to set up a complete Class A LoRaWAN node.


LoRaWAN on LoRa module

This option requires 2 MCUs but allows using simple AT type commands to communicate with the LoRa modem.

Configure Microchip RN2483 module

Waspmote demo code is a quick (but not the cheapest) way to build a complete device

SODAQ’s ONE is a tiny but fully featured choice


Network Demo

IMST’s iU880A is a USB device to easily get started with LoRaWAN and KotahiNet

GlobalStat’s LM-130 is a LoRaWAN certified module with a convenient evaluation board

RisingRF module with standalone USB AT modem



Complete range of LoRaWAN modules, things, platforms, and dev tools from global suppliers